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notable

[noh-tuh-buh l] /ˈnoʊ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
worthy of note or notice; noteworthy:
a notable success; a notable theory.
2.
prominent, important, or distinguished:
many notable artists.
3.
Archaic. capable, thrifty, and industrious.
noun
4.
a prominent, distinguished, or important person.
5.
(usually initial capital letter) French History.
  1. one of a number of prominent men, usually of the aristocracy, called by the king on extraordinary occasions.
  2. Notables, Also called Assembly of the Notables. an assembly of high-ranking nobles, ecclesiastics, and state functionaries having deliberative but not legislative or administrative powers, convoked by the king principally in 1554, 1786, and 1788, in the lattermost year to establish the manner for selecting the States-General.
6.
Obsolete. a notable fact or thing.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English notab(i)le < Latin notābilis. See note, -able
Related forms
notableness, noun
notably, adverb
nonnotable, adjective
nonnotableness, noun
nonnotably, adverb
supernotable, adjective
supernotableness, noun
supernotably, adverb
unnotable, adjective
Can be confused
notable, noteworthy, noticeable.
Synonyms
1, 2. conspicuous, memorable, great, remarkable, noticeable, noted, outstanding, unusual, uncommon, eminent. 2. celebrated, famous.
Antonyms
1. ordinary. 2. unknown.
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Examples for notably
  • And as others will attest, brown bagging it has some serious advantages-notably when it comes to saving money.
  • The ritual is an outburst of color, scent and libation in a notably austere faith.
  • notably absent from that list are heavily-armed flying gondolas.
  • The vocabulary, in particular, is notably dissimilar.
  • In the sonnet, he was notably more successful, and he felt himself that his best work was achieved in that form.
  • It is notably oppressive in the matter of criticism.
  • They are formidable enemies of flying insects, notably mosquitoes.
  • In some industries, notably car production, a rebound is plainly under way.
  • Borrowed money has been poured into unproductive uses, notably housing.
  • Even so, some technologies-notably wind power-are now becoming commercially viable.
British Dictionary definitions for notably

notable

/ˈnəʊtəbəl/
adjective
1.
worthy of being noted or remembered; remarkable; distinguished
noun
2.
a notable person
Derived Forms
notableness, noun
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin notābilis, from notāre to note

notably

/ˈnəʊtəblɪ/
adverb
1.
particularly or especially; in a way worthy of being noted
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Word Origin and History for notably

notable

adj.

mid-14c., from Old French notable "well-known, notable, remarkable" (13c.) and directly from Latin notabilis "noteworthy, extraordinary," from notare "to note" (see note (v.)). The noun meaning "a person of distinction" is first recorded 1815. Related: Notably; notableness.

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